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Confused about USB Type-C? These stickers will help sort it out

As the USB Type-C rollout begins in earnest, the Implementers' Forum has decided it's time to clear up the confusion with a set of logos for each USB port.

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Is your Chromebook ill? A simple reset can fix its woes – here’s how

A Chromebook is, basically, a web browser wrapped in a laptop. Imagine the browser part as a juicy hot dog wrapped in the light and fluffy bun that is the hardware. This is the exact opposite of a traditional Windows or OS X laptop, with operating systems that…

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Frictional Games’ SOMA may scare you, but won’t frighten your gaming PC

Frictional is hoping that SOMA scares the life out of as many people as possible when it's released next month. To make sure that happens, it's made the specifications so reasonable anyone can run it.

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Skylake release to see Dell XPS 13 and Asus ZenBooks updated

If you're in the market for a new laptop, hold fire for a few more months as Intel's Skylake isn't far away and every man and his dog is set to refresh their ranges, starting it seems, with Asus and Dell, which already have listings up with some retailers.

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Microsoft’s prototype keyboard cover has a built in e-ink touchscreen

E-ink displays might be most well known for their use in eBooks, but they can also add touch functionality to devices without draining the battery too much. That's what Microsoft's done with its latest keyboard cover prototype.

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U.S. government can now sue companies that fail to protect customer data

Companies that fail to protect customer data from hackers and other sources could soon face the wrath of the FTC, after the federal commission successfully sued the Wyndham hotel chain over its failure to provide safeguards for customer information.

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Ashley Madison execs hacked competitors, emails suggest

The fortunes of Ashley Madison continue take a further turn for the worse, as emails between the company's CEO and CTO appear to suggest that plans were made in 2012 to hack a competing service.

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Ashley Madison offers $380K reward in bid to catch hackers

As the fallout continues in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, the company behind the website, Avid Life Media, has announced a $380,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved.

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You could play against Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open, thanks to this amazing VR experience

Ever wondered how it would be to return the tennis serve of a champion? If you’re headed to the U.S. Open later this month, you may have the chance to find out — without having to set foot on the court itself, or risk embarrassing yourself in front of the…

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Report: Microsoft’s Office 2016 may launch on September 22

Targeting a Fall 2015 launch to hit mobile devices prior to the holiday shopping season, Office 2016 could be released as early as late September 2015 with significant updates to Microsoft's suite of software.

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Rumor: The Fury Nano beats the R9 290X at half the size and power consumption

Nothing is confirmed yet, but leaked slides indicate the R9 Nano may be produce faster gaming framerates than the R9 290X while keeping wattage well below the 290X or the brand new Fury X.

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Asus brings Braswell processor to its fanless EeeBox E410 mini PC

New Asus EeeBox E410 mini-PC has a Braswell processor, multi-display support, 4K video output, and much more.

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Users heard the Windows 95 startup music for the first time 20 years ago today

It's been 20 years exactly since Microsoft released Windows 95 to the masses. We've come a long way, but there's still a lot of that release in Windows 10.

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Cortana is now offering assistance to Android beta users too

If you're a beta user (or if you're willing to sign up) of Google's Android platform, you can download Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant now for free, giving you her full functionality on your Android device.

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McAfee has an interesting theory about the Ashley Madison hack

John McAfee, the famous security entrepreneur, has a theory about the Ashley Madison hack. He thinks it was an inside job by a rogue female employee, but his reasoning isn't entirely sound.

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